Stars Rumors & News

  • Colorado Avalanche rally for first win of season, beating Dallas Stars

    Denver Post "It's never a good thing when Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov allows a goal before his water bottle gets sent to his net. The deal is, Varlamov's water can be slid to him only after the game's first whistle. It's not up for discussion. Other modern-day team rules include: 0-2 starts to the..." October 11

  • NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

    Yardbarker "After handing down one of the longest suspensions in league history, it looked as though the NHL's Department of Player Safety was really throwing down the hammer when comes to late hits and checks to the head. Just two days into the season, this appears to not be the case, as a handful of..." October 10

  • Stars' opener nearly perfect with Niemi's shutout of Penguins

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars wanted to make an improvement in net this season, and Antti Niemi delivered in a big way Thursday. The free agent signee stopped 37 shots, registered his 33rd career shutout and tallied two assists in a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Niemi's the first NHL goalie to record a..." October 09

  • NHL, union set escrow for first quarter of season at 16 per cent

    TSN "With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday. That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this..." October 09

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • Condition of Stars' Benn for opener a 'mystery' "The condition of Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn is unclear heading into the season opener, coach Lindy Ruff said Monday. Benn and forward Ales Hemsky, who each had hip surgery this offseason, did not practice Monday. Ruff was asked if either would be 100 percent for the game Thursday against..." October 06

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

  • Two first-rounders among Stars’ latest cuts

    NBC Sports "As much as the Dallas Stars are about their young legs, not every fresh-faced player is ready to make the big jump. The team loaned three prominent prospects to the AHL on Friday: Jason Dickinson, Remi Elie and Radek Faksa. The Stars are down to 25 players, which means two more cuts are..." October 03

  • Dallas Stars Reduce Training Camp Roster By Three "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has reduced the training camp roster by three players. The Stars training camp roster now stands at 25 players. The following three players have been loaned to Texas (AHL):" October 02

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Dallas Stars Reduce Training Camp Roster By Seventeen "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has reduced the training camp roster by 17 players. The Stars training camp roster now stands at 36 players. The following 17 players have been either returned to their respective club or released from their tryout:" September 27

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Benn, Hemsky expect to be ready for Stars opener

    Dallas Morning News "Jamie Benn and Ales Hemsky returned to the scrimmage ice Monday for the first time since having hip surgery, and both proclaimed their recoveries on schedule. Hemsky and Benn said they expect to be ready for the season opener against Pittsburgh on Oct. 8, and Benn added: "If we started our..." September 22

  • Patrick Sharp 'very impressed' with Tyler Seguin after scrimmage

    Dallas Morning News "Tyler Seguin showed some top-end speed Sunday. While the Stars center had some ups and downs in his first scrimmage action, his ups were breathtaking. Seguin sauntered in on the right wing and snapped a laser past Philippe Desrosiers to give his team a 4-2 lead in the third period, and then..." September 21

  • It may be early, but Stars' two-goalie plan looks great; Ruff: 'Both of our starters looked good'

    Dallas Morning News "Kari Lehtonen was dominant for 24 minutes of scrimmage time Saturday, and that is a glorious sign for the Stars. Lehtonen stopped a point blank shot from Travis Morin, survived a furious rally that included a massive scrum at the net and also looked perfect in his positioning as he stopped 14..." September 20

  • First day in camp gives Stars their first chance to piece together top lines

    Dallas Morning News "Val Nichushkin played left wing with Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky on Friday in the first day of training camp for the Stars. The most important part of that statement might be "the first day of training camp," but in a league where fans obsess over player deployment, the line choice actually is..." September 19

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Peverley grateful for chance to help Stars prospects "Rich Peverley is excited to still be involved in the sport he loves. Peverley, 33, who went into cardiac arrest on the Dallas Stars bench on March 10, 2014 and never returned to play, is serving as player development coordinator for the Stars this season. He is with the organization at the..." September 13

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Also, Nill said 2015 first-round pick Denis Gurianov, who is playing in the KHL, is out with a shoulder injury. Time frame is 2-3 weeks.

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Dallas Stars Forward Brett Ritchie Out 3-4 Months After Wrist Surgery

    Defending Big D "With less than two weeks to go before the start of training camp, the Dallas Stars have announced they will be missing one of their rising prospects for much of the first half of the season. Brett Ritchie, who bounced around the lineup at right wing last year, underwent surgery to repair a..." September 08

  • Stars' Lehtonen welcomes competition with Niemi "Goalie Kari Lehtonen is accustomed to a heavy workload for the Dallas Stars, but after starting 64 and 65 games the past two seasons, Lehtonen will be sharing the crease with veteran Antti Niemi this season. Lehtonen, 31, is looking forward to some friendly competition. "It's going to be..." September 08

  • Rich Peverley retires as player to join Dallas Stars in player development

    Dallas Morning News "Rich Peverley has decided to retire and take a job in the player development department with the Stars, he said Friday. The former Stars center, 33, collapsed on the ice at American Airlines Center March 10, 2014 during a cardiac incident and hasn’t played since. He said he has used the past 18..." September 04

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • Stars’ Klingberg ‘was a little bit surprised’ with seven-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Following a solid rookie campaign, which saw him finish fifth in Calder Trophy voting, the Dallas Stars rewarded defenseman John Klingberg with a new seven-year, $29.75 million contract. It was a deal that surprised some, including Klingberg himself. “I was a little bit surprised. I thought..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Sharp should play with Seguin, not Spezza

    TSN "One of the biggest moves of the NHL off-season was the trade between Chicago and Dallas that saw the Stars receive winger Patrick Sharp and defenceman Stephen Johns from the Blackhawks in exchange for winger Ryan Garbutt and defenceman Trevor Daley. From a Blackhawks perspective, this trade was..." September 02

  • Tyler Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for throwing parties

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyler Seguin is, by all indications, a 23-year-old professional hockey player who likes to party. Does that make him the exception or the norm? Seguin certainly gets more attention for it than others, but is the attention warranted? If you remember, the Boston Bruins reportedly traded Seguin..." September 01

  • Tyler Seguin's reaction to Stars getting Patrick Sharp? 'There’s Jim Nill again'

    Dallas Morning News "On what his reaction was when the Stars got Sharp: “It was kind of more of a, ‘There’s Jim Nill again’ kind of reaction. Be very quiet during most of the trades and then all of the sudden make a big bang. In the last three seasons, including [Rich] Peverley and myself coming over. On July 4, I..." August 30

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Valeri Nichushkin said he is feeling great, no more pain in the hip he had surgery on last season.

  • Dallas extends Eakin with $15.4 million, four-year deal

    Sportsnet "Any uncertainty Cody Eakin may have had heading into 2015-16 has been squashed in advance. The Dallas Stars extended the impending restricted free agent Friday to a four-year contract worth $15.4 million, according to Dallas Morning News reporter Mike Heika. Eakin’s current deal, which..." August 29

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Trio of ex-Blackhawks could help Stars win now, but Nill's plan is for them to also help future generations

    Dallas Morning News "Patrick Sharp has won three Stanley Cups, Johnny Oduya two and Antti Niemi one — all with the Chicago Blackhawks. All now are in Dallas. It’s not by accident. Stars general manager Jim Nill went shopping this offseason for the benefit of two generations of players — the Jamie Benns and Tyler..." August 24

  • Seguin used Boston criticism as 'motivation' after trade

    CSN New England "Tyler Seguin is heading into his third NHL season since being dealt away from the Boston Bruins, and has become an offensive superstar and potential Hart Trophy candidate while blossoming into one of the league’s best players for the Dallas Stars. But it’s still pretty clear his end with the..." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Is Tyler Seguin Next?

    Defending Big D "Most of us probably assumed that 2015 was the Summer of Connor McDavid. The most hotly hyped hockey talent in 10 years went No. 1 in the NHL Draft, as everyone predicted, and triggered a rapturous moment of selection for the lucky lottery winners at the Edmonton Oilers, as previously..." August 16

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Stars already 80,000 tickets ahead of last season’s pace

    Dallas Morning News "Compared to this time last season, the Stars have sold about 80,000 more tickets when figured on a one fan per game basis, according to Stars president Jim Lites. Spread out over 42 home games, that comes out to 1,904 seats per game. Now, that doesn’t mean the team will see its average..." August 08

  • Dallas has ‘deepest bench of defense prospects in the league,’ says owner

    Pro Hockey Talk "Though his team’s defensive play left plenty to be desired last season, Stars owner Tom Gaglardi is bullish on the blueline’s future. “We’ve got the deepest bench of defense prospects in the league quite honestly,” Gaglardi told the Stars website this week. The remark came during a..." August 08

  • Stars' Benn skating more often after hip surgeries "Jamie Benn, the NHL's reigning scoring champion, is skating three times a week and could be ready for Dallas Stars training camp in September after offseason hip surgeries. "Workouts are picking up, but it's still controlled," Benn told The Dallas Morning News for a report published Wednesday...." August 06